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Fritillaria glauca

Siskiyou fritillaria, Siskiyou fritillary, Siskiyou missionbells

San Benito fritillary

Bulb scales

large 3–9; small 1–9.

large 3–5; small 0–4.

Stem

0.8–2 dm.

3–6.5 dm.

Leaves

2–4, alternate, 3.5–9 cm;

blade lanceolate-oblong, sickle-shaped, glaucous.

in 1–2 whorls of 3–4 leaves per node proximally, alternate distally, 4–10 cm, usually shorter than inflorescence;

blade narrowly lanceolate;

distal leaves usually ± equaling proximalmost leaf.

Flowers

nodding;

tepals purplish or greenish marked with yellow, lanceolate-oblong, 1.5–2.5 cm, apex not recurved;

nectaries green with maroon dots, broadly lanceolate, less than 1/2 tepal length;

style obviously branched for 1/2 its length, branches longer than 1.5 mm.

nodding;

tepals pale green to almost black, not mottled, lanceolate, 0.9–1.8 cm, apex not recurved;

nectaries green, lanceolate, ca. 1/2 tepal length;

style obviously branched for 1/2 its length, branches longer than 1.5 mm.

Capsules

broadly winged.

winged.

2n

= 24.

Fritillaria glauca

Fritillaria viridea

Phenology Flowering Jun–Jul. Flowering Apr–May.
Habitat Serpentine talus slopes Serpentine slopes
Elevation 600–2100 m [2000–6900 ft] 200–1500 m [700–4900 ft]
Distribution
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CA; OR
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CA
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Discussion

Fritillaria viridea is considered rare and endangered in California. It is closely related to F. affinis and considered synonymous with it by some authors.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 26, p. 169. FNA vol. 26, p. 171.
Parent taxa Liliaceae > Fritillaria Liliaceae > Fritillaria
Sibling taxa
F. affinis, F. agrestis, F. atropurpurea, F. biflora, F. brandegeei, F. camschatcensis, F. eastwoodiae, F. falcata, F. gentneri, F. liliacea, F. micrantha, F. ojaiensis, F. pinetorum, F. pluriflora, F. pudica, F. purdyi, F. recurva, F. striata, F. viridea
F. affinis, F. agrestis, F. atropurpurea, F. biflora, F. brandegeei, F. camschatcensis, F. eastwoodiae, F. falcata, F. gentneri, F. glauca, F. liliacea, F. micrantha, F. ojaiensis, F. pinetorum, F. pluriflora, F. pudica, F. purdyi, F. recurva, F. striata
Name authority Greene: Erythea 1: 153. (1893) Kellogg: Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 9. (1863)
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